Scientists have detected a mid-size black hole - considered the "missing link" in the understanding of these celestial brutes - eviscerating an unfortunate star that strayed too close.

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  • Astronomers capture image of super-rare galaxy 11 billion light-years away from Earth that looks like a 'cosmic ring of fire'
    It has a hole in the centre that is two billion times longer than the distance between Earth and the Sun, and is said to be making stars 50 times faster than the Milky Way. The discovery was ...
    05/25/2020 - 5:43 am | View Link
  • Deep in the cosmic forest, a black hole goldilocks might like
    To Dacheng Lin, an astronomer at the University of New Hampshire who hunts black holes, those signals were the trademark remains of a star that had been swallowed by a black hole: an arc of leftover ...
    05/20/2020 - 8:53 am | View Link
  • Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth
    But scientists can usually only spot them when they ... one of those stars got too big and too hot and went supernova, turning into the black hole in a violent process, he said.
    05/6/2020 - 3:08 am | View Link
  • Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth
    A team of astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and other institutes has discovered a black hole lying just 1000 ... But the team could spot its presence and calculate its ...
    05/6/2020 - 1:00 am | View Link
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